Bush Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

MARCH 1, 2006 - Posted at 7:36 a.m. CST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - President Bush says he remains confident that Osama bin Laden will eventually be brought to justice.

During an unannounced visit to Afghanistan today, the president also said there has been progress in the war on terror.

At a joint news conference after talks with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, Bush said he is happy with progress in Afghanistan and pleased to be involved in its future.

Bush landed at Bagram Air Base onboard Air Force One and he and his entourage were flown into Kabul on heavily armed military helicopters.  Two door gunners on a helicopter carrying reporters fired off a short burst of machine gun fire at unknown targets as the chopper flew low and fast over the barren countryside.

After cutting the ribbon at the U.S. Embassy and meeting with U.S. troops, the president is flying on to India.

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